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. it was started by new york city mayor michael bloomberg and thomas nunino in 2006 but gaining momentum. susan candiotti joins me from new york. as i read about these funerals and the children, the details, it's just still overwhelming. that press conference yesterday, it was the most ridiculous thing i've ever seen from anyone, including especially the nra. is your plan to focus on gun control -- is it a move to help safety in school? what's going on here? >> well, we'll have to find out, i guess. in the wake of the tragedy of sandy hook elementary in connecticut, the nra, a lot of people thought, would offer some concessions and maybe depart from its hard line stance against gun control. but that didn't happen. nra leadership made no mention of a proposed assault weapon ban or tougher background checks or restricting the size of high-capacity magazines. instead saying the best way to protect children is to put armed police officers at every school. >> the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of absolute protection. the only thin
from a opening sar. >> the london olympics took center stage, michael phelps, and south africa oscar pistorius, peaked in the olympics and female athletes from saudi arabia, they were allowed to compete in the olympics for the first time. >>> the new orleans saints made news for all the wrong reasons after they were found guilty by the nfl of instituting a bounty program that awarded player with catch for injuring opponents. the coach was suspended, but the damage to the season has already been done. >>> jerry sandusky is charged with molesting eight boys. >> where were the authorities in. >> this is not a case about football. >> but the biggest story of the year occurred at penn state which was consumed in a child abuse scandal. the year started with the death of coaching icon, joe paterno, and then jerry sandusky was found guilty of child sex abuse and sentenced to at least 30 years in prison. while the ncaa hit the program with unprecedented penalties. cnn, atlanta. >> be sure to watch cnn, as we revisit the stories that capture the country's attention this year. crime, politics,
bridges and michael snell of port land tied the knot just after midnight this morning. >> it's very surreal still. we didn't expect all the cameras and everything tonight. >> we finally feel equal and happy to live in maine. >> it's official now. after nine years, it's all good. >> yeah. >> voters in maine and maryland approved same-sex marriage in november. >>> don wright is not going to let a little thing like cancer keep from his goal running a marathon in every state. he's well on which is way to achieving that goal. he's an unusual patient in another way experimenting with a new approach to his disease. here's dr. sanjay gupta with today's "human factor." >> don's career spanned engineering, being a company vice president and the law. and at age 62, he discovered a new passion. marathons. eight years ago, just days after running his first 26-mile race though, he got some devastating news. >> i had gone to the doctor a couple of times for pain in my back. it was multiple myeloma. >> this is a chancer of the blood where the white blood cells invade bone marrow causing pain, usual
of the tefrl. >> the gunman on a rampage at a sikh temple, wade michael page, u.s. army veteran. after shooting one police officer multiple times -- >> shots fired! shots fired at an officer! >> page was shot and killed by another officer. number eight the massacre in kandahar province. >> the united states takes this as seriously as if it was our own citizens and our own children who were murdered. >> the accused gunman army staff sergeant robert bales. bales left his afghanistan outpost on a night back in march and single handedly attacked two villages, opening fire and killing 16 afghan civilians in their homes, and wounding six others. number seven, striking a deal in the shooting that struck a blow to the nation. >> the man who shot congresswoman gabrielle giffords and killed six people in a rampage in tucson last year pleaded guilty to 19 charges. >> jared loughner was sentenced to 140 years and seven life sentences. he will avoid the death penalty. chicago's murder rate surged to levels not seen in a decade. by december close to 500 people were killed in the city. >> it's not just the ga
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